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Graeme Broadbent

DipRCM, Diplome, DipPG (Moscow Conservatoire)

Graeme Broadbent was born in Halifax and studied at the Royal College of Music with Lyndon Vanderpump. He was invited by Yevgeny Nesterenko to study in Moscow, and entered the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in 1990 with the assistance of scholarships from the British Council and Soviet Government. He was awarded the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire Postgraduate Diploma in 1991.

Graeme has appeared in recital and oratorio throughout the UK and abroad, at all the major London concert halls and at the BBC Proms, in repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Schoenberg. Opera engagements have included Basilio The Barber of Seville and Punch and Judy for the English National Opera, Gremin Eugene Onegin, Nilakantha Lakmé, Sulpice La fille du régiment, Raleigh Roberto Devereux, Sparafucile Rigoletto and Gremin for Opera Holland Park, Commendatore Don Giovanni and Die Meistersingers von Nürnberg for the Glyndebourne Festival, Sarastro Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne on Tour, Pistola Falstaff at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Seven Deadly Sins and La Calisto for the Theatre des Champs- Elysees, Basilio and Father Trulove The Rake’s Progress for Scottish Opera, Seven Deadly Sins for the Theater an der Wien and Jonathan Dove’s Pinocchio for the Staatstheater Stuttgart. He sang Thomas Ades’ Powder her Face for the Almeida and Aldeburgh festivals, televised on Channel 4, and Mahagonny Singspiel in Bologna with the London Sinfonietta.

Graeme Broadbent has appeared with New Zealand Opera and Opera Comique, Paris, as well as with the theatres of Lyon, Montpellier, Nimes, Tourcoing, Caen and Monte Carlo, and at the Lugano, Granada, Athens, Peralada and Spoleto festivals. His many roles as a member of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden included Colline La Boheme, Angelotti Tosca, Timur Turandot, Dr Grenvil, Nightwatchman Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Leone Attila, King Marke Tristan und Isolde, The King Aida, and La Gioconda, and he has established close links with Opera North, where he has appeared in new productions of Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg, Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, de Falla’s La Vida Breve, Pinocchio, Caronte in Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Angelotti.

Recent highlights include Claggart Billy Budd for the Mikhailovsky Theatre and Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, the Aldeburgh Festival’s production of Oliver Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Pirates of Penzance for Scottish Opera, Cavalli’s L’ormindo staged at the Globe Theatre, Ramfis Aida for Opera Holland Park, Commendatore and Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino) at the Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa, and the Voice of Neptune Idomeneo for the Royal Opera House. He returns to Scottish Opera for Le nozze di Figaro and Eugene Onegin.

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Faculties / departments: Vocal Studies


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